Jay Everett

  • Class

    Class of 2025
  • Program

    Pharmaceutical Sciences/MBA ( School of Pharmacy )
  • Hometown

    Laurel, MS (South)
  • Involvement

    Greek Life, Service and Community Engagement
  • About

    I'm Jay, and I love all types of science. It is one of my passions. I'm also very religious and was raised in a Christian household. I love to spend time with nature, go to the gym, and listen to music whenever I can because it helps me deal with the stressful life of being a college student. I am involved in the Wesley Foundation, OU College, and PDX.
Jay standing on the left with two of his friends.

Why did you choose to attend Ole Miss?


When and how did you choose your major?

I chose my major during my senior year of high school when a good friend told me about pharmacy. I really liked it and decided it would be great since I want to help people while also being very involved with science!

Why did you choose to do Early Entry?

I really liked the security of having my spot in pharmacy school secured, so I felt it was a must to do Early Entry.

What did you like about the guaranteed housing?

It made the housing situation a lot less stressful.

What's your favorite Early Entry memory?

It's definitely the Thanksgiving dinner that we have each year. The one from my freshman year is a very fond memory because by that time, everyone had become acquainted, and it began to feel like a family.

What would you tell a high school student about your major? What is most important for them to know if they're interested in pursuing that field of study?

That there is much more to pharmacy outside of hospitals and retail.

Why is your school a special place?

It's where I truly found my identity and learned to be independent.

What are your 3 favorite things about your major/department at UM?

  1. The Early Entry Program and the friends I made because of it.
  2. How friendly and reachable the faculty are.
  3. Having our own classes, lounge, and Greek Life.

Can you tell me about a professor or a class you've taken that has had the most impact on you?

Dr. Safo Aboaku has shown me that class can be extremely difficult while also learning and having fun. He breaks Organic Chemistry 2 down so easily, and it becomes digestible.

What has been one of your most memorable or enjoyable moments at Ole Miss?

Going on a mission trip to Honduras with a campus ministry, The Wesley Foundation, was one of the most incredible experiences in my life.

What do you hope to do after you graduate? What are your career goals/plans after graduation?

I hope to do a residency, fellowship, or both and become an institutional pharmacist specializing in oncology or orthopedics. I also plan on finishing my MBA because I would love to help a hospital make financial decisions.

Apart from school, how do you spend your time in Oxford?

I go for long walks at Lamar Park or on Campus. Go watch the sunset at the lookout near the tarmac. Go work out at the South Campus rec center.

What is your go-to meal in Oxford?

Burrito Bowl at South Depot Taco Shop!

What are you binge-watching or reading right now?

"Can't Hurt Me" by David Goggins

What are some dream travel destinations?

Materna, Italy ; Spiaggia C'ent Amarri, Italy ; Hawaii; Fuji, Japan

What is one thing you wish you knew as an incoming freshman that you'd tell your past self?